Why Do People Participate in Sports?

Many activities make up sports, including but not limited to, skiing, ice skating, motor-boat racing, sailing, golf, tennis, basketball, football, baseball, rugby and soccer. Sports are generally governed either by a group of unwritten rules or unwritten traditions, which all serve to ensure fair play, and ensure consistent adjudication of a winner. In many popular sports, statistics of past performance can be easily maintained, and this data can be openly announced or revealed for popular sports. In most professional sports, the use of steroids has become widespread, resulting in the banning or penalization of the players involved from association sports. Other sports are famous for their violence, such as boxing, rugby and football.


Through sports training, students are taught how to use the latest equipment and materials, how to manage their physical body during training, how to warm up and cool down properly, what to do when an injury occurs and how to keep their body performing at its optimum best while exercising. While playing sports helps improve strength, coordination, balance, speed and agility, it also helps develop many other skills such as self-confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship. While competing in sports, players are able to meet new friends who share common interests and lifestyle, as well as improving their self image and reputation. As children grow up, they continue to take part in sports and learn new sportsmanship along the way. Competitive sports help build self-confidence, enhance self-image and interpersonal skills, while participating in recreational sports helps strengthen the individual’s physical health and conditioning.

In conclusion, sports help us to remain active, physically fit and mentally focused. In today’s hectic and competitive society, many people choose to participate in a variety of physical activity, in order to stay mentally healthy and prevent mental stress from causing negative consequences. The physical activity received during sports help in the improvement of brain function, as well as keeping muscles, bones, joints and ligaments in good condition for a longer and better life.